Disabilities (ADA): Arkansas

This item is part of Disabilities (ADA).

The below content should be reviewed in conjunction with the in-depth federal coverage of this topic provided above.

Authors: Frederick J. Barrow, Eva C. Madison and Patrick F. Martin, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Summary

  • In addition to the federal equal employment opportunity laws, Arkansas employers must comply with state antidiscrimination statutes, including the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993. See Disability Discrimination in Arkansas.
  • Arkansas law prohibits discrimination against individuals with a disability. The Arkansas Civil Rights Act applies to employers with nine or more employees in Arkansas. See The Arkansas Civil Rights Act.
  • In addition, Arkansas law specifically prohibits employers from seeking to obtain or using genetic tests or genetic information of employees or prospective employees. See Genetic Testing.